Vineyards

Nowadays the farm extends over about 50 hectares planted with vines, situated in the first hilly belt at an altitude between 200 and 300 m.
Cultivated lands have different structures: the sandy ones with a steep gradient, facing west, assure the production of lively, scented, full bodied red wines, such as Sangue di Giuda. The areas with calcareous-clay soil, facing south-west, on the contrary, assure the production of wines with good structure, strong character and long ageing time, such as the Buttafuoco di Vigna Pregana,
Poggio Anna, PreganaGuascaAcqua Calda and Montarzolo are some vineyards Quaquarini.

 

OUR VINEYARDS

VINEYARD PREGANA – the tree of sighs

Legend or reality? The big elm on the top of the hill Pregana (where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight) was once called the Tree of Sighs, because it was the meeting place for all the lovers. The older people of the village say that two young people used to meet there on Sundays, in spite of the opposition of the families. So they decided to put an end to it all and, in a glorious spring day, they hanged themselves to the stately tree. Suddenly the branches of the elm withered, but every year they blossomed again right that day, for only one day…

The vineyard Pregana gives us a strong character wine, ruby red with purple hues, a great classic of the oenological tradition of Lombardy, which only seven communes have the privilege of producing, on a limited hilly area characterized by a microclimate perfect for the production of great wines.
Here originates the Buttafuoco Storico: a good structured and long-living wine, obtained from fermentation with combined maceration of grapes Croatina, Barbera and Ughetta di Canneto. Aged in 25l wooden barrels for 12 months and then put in bottle. Only after 36 months from the vintage, the Buttafuoco Storico can be commercialized with the Sailing Ship brand, guarantee of authenticity.

VINEYARD POGGIO ANNA – the Soprano of La Scala

Once the country residence of a soprano of the theatre La Scala, the estate Poggio Anna is situated on the hill of Monteveneroso. The vineyard, extending around this little building, is always sun-kissed.

The soil is calcareous, only in some areas clayey, and allows the production of a warm, harmonic, austere red wine: Barbera Vigna Poggio Anna.

VINEYARD LA GUASCA

The old Rocca di Stradella, in the northernmost point in the Ligurian Apennines, overlooks the vineyard and seems to give it strength and austerity.

The south-facing clayey steep slope offers the grapes for the production of Buttafuoco Vigna La Guasca, a wine with a strong and unique personality.

VINEYARD ACQUA CALDA

Ancient sources of warm water, now dried up, give the name to this Vineyard which is and has always been the ideal place to produce Sangue di Giuda.

The soil, with sandy texture, with a west steep slope, is in the sun during the warmest hours of the day. The wine obtained  is a sweet, lively, vivacious red wine: Sangue di Giuda Vigna Acqua Calda.

VINEYARD MONTARZOLO

The vineyard Montarzolo is composed of sand stone.

Once it was a quarry and part of the stones used to build the basilica of San Michele in Pavia were extracted from this quarry.

It’s in this vineyard that the grapes for the production of the Buttafuoco dell’Oltrepò Pavese are gathered.